Cabbie's body found 50 km from Pathankot

Pathankot SSP claims three Punjabi-speaking people had hired the taxi in Himachal on January 14

New Delhi: Police in Punjab and Delhi yesterday sounded an alert after the driver of a taxi hired by three unidentified persons was found dead in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra, in the aftermath of the terror attack on Pathankot air base.

Message posted by Delhi police on its official Twitter account
Message posted by Delhi police on its official Twitter account

“We have sounded an alert in our area (Pathankot). We are taking this matter very seriously and we are making efforts to locate the missing taxi,” said R K Bakshi, SSP, Pathankot.

The taxi driver, identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gaggal village in Kangra district, was found dead on Wednesday at the Kalta bridge and his taxi missing, the police said. However, the SSP said the white-colour
Alto taxi (HP 01D 2440) was not hired from Pathankot.

“Neither the taxi was hired from Pathankot nor the incident (recovery of body) has happened here (Pathankot),” he said.

Noting that he had got the matter inquired, Bakshi said, “Three Punjabi-speaking people had hired the taxi from Gaggal at 8 pm on January 14. But on Wednesday, the body of the driver was recovered from the subdivision Jawali in Himachal Pradesh which is about 40-50 km from Pathankot.”

Police in the national capital also sounded an alert and asked citizens to stay vigilant.

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